- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Thibodaux city councilman has finished serving jail time for federal hunting violations.

The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1QnLb2B ) Councilman Chip Badeaux was sentenced to 15 consecutive weekends at St. Charles Parish Nelson Coleman Correctional Center after he pleaded guilty in March to violating a three-year federal hunting ban and hunting ducks with lead shot on opening day.

The 67-year-old Badeaux reported June 12, but the Bureau of Prisons had not processed the paperwork. He reported back on July 17.

On Sept. 14, Judge Joseph Wilkinson, Jr. suspended the sentence and gave Badeaux credit for time served. Wilkinson says he did so in light of worsening medical conditions of Badeaux and his wife.

Badeaux must still attend six hours of wildlife education and make three public appearances to discuss the training.

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Information from: The Courier, http://www.houmatoday.com

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